Maths

Without mathematics, there’s nothing you can do. Everything around you is mathematics. Everything around you is numbers.” — Shakuntala Devi


At Millfields Primary school we aim to inspire children through a rich and balanced curriculum and to allow them to better make sense of the world around them by making connections between mathematics and everyday life, as well as developing a sense of enjoyment and curiosity of the subject. We intend for children to develop an ability to solve problems, to reason, to think logically and to work systematically and accurately.  Teaching our curriculum content in blocks allows children to explore skills and knowledge in depth and to reason, problem solve and develop fluent conceptual understanding. Through the mastery approach children secure long term, deep and adaptable understanding of maths which they can apply in different contexts. 

We aim to develop resilience that enables all children to reason and problem solve with increased confidence.  Key knowledge and skills are also revisited regularly allowing repetition to embed learning. A concrete, pictorial, abstract approach provides children with a clear structure in which they can develop their depth of understanding of mathematical concepts. We aim to ensure that mathematics is a subject which children view positively and with a ‘can do’ attitude.

Our curriculum maps are based on the White Rose yearly overviews which set the curriculum out in blocks enabling children to get to grips with different areas of maths through extended periods of time. Alongside the White Rose materials, we use many other resources to ensure that our offer is rich and varied. These include Classroom Secrets, NCETM and NRich as well as other resources.

We aim for children to understand the relevance and importance of what they are learning in relation to real world concepts and will know that maths is a vital life skill that they will rely on in many areas of their daily life.  Children will have a positive view of maths due to learning in an environment where maths is promoted as being an exciting and enjoyable subject in which they can investigate and ask questions; they know that it is OK to be ‘wrong’. 

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Maths Leader - Mrs Katie Thompson 

Maths Link Governor - Mrs Leigh-Ann Munt 

Part of the STEM team.